Camera On or Off?

We’ve all been learning to use a range of communication tools over the last few months – both socially and for business purposes. We all now have insights into our colleagues’ homes, and the unplanned interruptions of pets, children, family members and the ranges of deliveries they receive. And they have seen into your life too.

But whether you have your camera on or off is a choice. So how do you decide?

Camera on or off Is a Choice

Whether you have your camera on or off during an online meeting is a choice.

It’s important to have a discussion with the person or people you’re meeting with and ask them what they’d feel comfortable with. That way, you reach an agreement that works for both of you.

How to Decide Whether to Have Your Camera on or Off

There are lots of things that guide whether you would have your camera off or on. Some of these include who you’re talking to, how many of you are in the meeting, what the context of the conversation or the meeting is, whether it’s personal or work-related, if you’re discussing something new and important or if it’s just a catch-up call.

Camera on or off – the Full Episode

In this full podcast episode, Ghilaine Chan and I talk in-depth about the factors that will help you decide whether to have your camera on or off during virtual meetings – especially for those difficult conversations. It is not always clear cut, but it’s important to have the discussion. And trust is at the heart of these choices.